Ramcharit charcha DVI

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

नतरु जाहिं बन तीनिउ भाई। बहुरिअ सीय सहित रघुराई।।
जेहि बिधि प्रभु प्रसन्न मन होई। करुना सागर कीजिअ सोई।।
देवँ दीन्ह सबु मोहि अभारु। मोरें नीति न धरम बिचारु।।
कहउँ बचन सब स्वारथ हेतू। रहत न आरत कें चित चेतू।।
उतरु देइ सुनि स्वामि रजाई। सो सेवकु लखि लाज लजाई।।
अस मैं अवगुन उदधि अगाधू। स्वामि सनेहँ सराहत साधू।।
अब कृपाल मोहि सो मत भावा। सकुच स्वामि मन जाइँ न पावा।।
प्रभु पद सपथ कहउँ सति भाऊ। जग मंगल हित एक उपाऊ।।
दो0-प्रभु प्रसन्न मन सकुच तजि जो जेहि आयसु देब।
सो सिर धरि धरि करिहि सबु मिटिहि अनट अवरेब।।269।।

We covered up to Doha 269 of Ayodhya kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Bharat, learning that he now had the sole burden of saying what needed to be done next, offered some alternatives which were not very cohesively thought and lastly told Shri Ram to do whatever would be in interest of all while expressing his gratitude, also his inability to align with Dharma and Neeti. Bharat said that he said it all with some selfish interest and had lost discretion being under great stress; he said it was not right for him to respond in this way as a servant. Finally Bharat said that he was now of the opinion that Lord’s own view is best and none that would place Him in any quandary, for him the only way was to follow Lord’s advice and direction along with all others as it would only be for the greater good of all concerned. If Lord ordered, with pleasure and satisfaction, some thing for them all to do and it was done with due attention and care by all, every kind of pinch and conflict could be avoided was what he opined in the end.

भरत बचन सुचि सुनि सुर हरषे। साधु सराहि सुमन सुर बरषे।।
असमंजस बस अवध नेवासी। प्रमुदित मन तापस बनबासी।।
चुपहिं रहे रघुनाथ सँकोची। प्रभु गति देखि सभा सब सोची।।
जनक दूत तेहि अवसर आए। मुनि बसिष्ठँ सुनि बेगि बोलाए।।
करि प्रनाम तिन्ह रामु निहारे। बेषु देखि भए निपट दुखारे।।
दूतन्ह मुनिबर बूझी बाता। कहहु बिदेह भूप कुसलाता।।
सुनि सकुचाइ नाइ महि माथा। बोले चर बर जोरें हाथा।।
बूझब राउर सादर साईं। कुसल हेतु सो भयउ गोसाईं।।
दो0-नाहि त कोसल नाथ कें साथ कुसल गइ नाथ।
मिथिला अवध बिसेष तें जगु सब भयउ अनाथ।।270।।

When Bharat’s views were known to the gods, they cheered up; hailing Bharat as a Sadhu they showered flowers on him. This however left the citizens of Ayodhya some what confused (because while Bharat was on verge of getting what he wanted which should have been as per their own wish, he submitted himself to will of Shri Ram), however, the ascetics and forest dwellers felt exhilarated (because they thought Shri Ram was now likely to stay back).

It was a curious moment for Shri Ram and He remained silent being reluctant to speak; on account of this suspense now the whole assembly of people became engrossed in deep thought. Right at this moment the messengers of King Janak arrived there who were promptly asked by Muni Vashishttha to come near. Coming closer they did Pranam to Muni and looked at Shri Ram but were taken aback and felt much grieved noticing His attire. The great Muni then inquired about their condition and about the welfare of King Janak.

The messengers felt somewhat reluctant at first to speak out any thing in response to the query in any sensible way besides bowing down (because while there was nothing wrong with their own side but what had happened was more then enough to badly shaken them up) but shortly these messengers well experienced in art of exchanges on behalf of their king and the state, said with hands folded, “O elderly master, your inquiry showing concern for us is itself now the reason for us to be in good shape and condition.

“Otherwise, O lord, our whole welfare has gone with passing away of the lord of Ayodhya, the entire world is now orphaned, more so are the regions of Mithila and Awadh.”

We have now covered up to Doha 270 of Ayodhya Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami tulsidas ki jai!

Hariom,
Krishna Khandelwal

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